Hi And why if I’m related to Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer have I not received the biggest bale-out?
Let me explain.
There’s the official family history we’re fed, the one we discover for ourselves and then perhaps the real one that is hidden.
And that’s why Who Do You Think You Are? is such a TV hit and genealogy and roots tourism is such big business.
Bear with me and I’ll tell you my family’s own chequered history, the one I know about.
But firstly a word on my kinswoman Rishi Sunak’s wife Akshata Murty.
The Murtys of India
Her name came on my radar when The Guardian did some digging into her business dealings to try to undermine Dishy Rishi.
The pair wed in 2009 and while businessman Rishi is a suitable boy Akshata is a more than suitable girl.
Her Dad co-founded the IT company Infosys so she is worth a rupee or two.
And with Akshata’s man in charge of Britain’s family silver then I ought never to have to worry again.
In some quarters they are said to be richer than the Queen.
Rather than the Indian arm of the family unless Mum’s Indian milkman was popping by with more than just bottles.
Happen I should get out there to India to find out if there is a fortune waiting for me.
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Which may seem tight but those two colleagues I sent to India, well I turned it around for them in a busy afternoon.